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The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 2, 1995 - 3A

'Good Morning
America' host to
speak at Rackham
Charles Gibson, co-host of ABC's
"Good Morning, America," will be
speaking today at 4:30 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheater.
Gibson's presentation is the second
in a yearlong series called"Changing in
a World ofChange: The University and
its Publics."
Sponsored by the University's Of-
fice of the President and faculty Senate
Assembly, the series is intended to ex-
plore ways in which the University can
meet the changing needs of society.
Presenters scheduled for the fall term
include former University President
Harold T. Shapiro, who is now president
of Princeton University; Mary Good,
deputy secretary for technology in the
U.S. DepartmentofCommerce; and Frank
Popoff, CEO of Dow Chemical Co.
Northwalk open
with new hours
After amonth of shortened hours and
no weekend service, Safewalk and
Northwalk, the University's nighttime
safety walking services, opened last
night with full hours for the fall term,
The services' organizers said early
volunteer turnout is about average and
they usually run shortened hours the
first month of the school year.
Safewalk, based in the Shapiro Un-
dergraduate Library, now runs from 8
p.m. until 2:30 a.m., Sunday through
Thursday, and on Fridays and Satur-
days from 8 p.m. through 11:30 p.m.
Northwalk, based in Bursley Hall on
North Campus, is now open from 8p.m.
until 1:30 a.m., Sunday through Thurs-
day, with the same weekend hours as
Students can call Safewalk at 936-
1000 and Northwalk at 763-WALK.
Miss America to be
featured guest at
The University's Center for Com-
munication Disorders presents Miss
America '95 Heather Whitestone as a
guest of its annual benefit banquet, to
be held Friday.
Whitestone, who lost 95 percent ofher
hearing when she was only 18 months
old, devotes much of her time to raising
public awareness about hearing loss.
The center was created by the
University's Department of
Otolaryngology to expand hearing re-
search programs, improve diagnostic
systems, enhance scientific exchange
with other institutions and create effec-
tive public education programs.
The black-tie banquet will also fea-
ture Broadway and television starJeanne
Steele and is scheduled for 7 p.m. on
Friday, Oct. 6, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
in Dearborn. Tickets are $175 per per-
son and can be ordered by calling (313)
workshop invites
Women who are survivors of domestic
violence are invited to a self-defense
workshop at SAFE House this Saturday.
witn a goai or empowerment ana
healing, the workshop will use the

"space invader" concept, which allows
participants to practice their technique
against an armored individual.
The workshop, which is sponsored
by The Domestic Violence Project Inc.
and SAFE House, will be held from 2-
4 p.m. as part of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month.
Participants must pre-register, with a
refundable $10 deposit required to hold
a space. SAFE House is located at 4100
Clark Rd. Formore information, people
can call 973-0242, ext. 203.
-Compiled by Daily Staff
Reporter Stephanie Jo Klein;

Continued from Page 1A
"While there is no perfect time to
step aside from a leadership role, Anne
and I have decided that this year may be
the best for us and the University,"
Duderstadt said in an open letter to the
University community Thursday.
"Through the efforts of countless mem-
bers of the University, most ofthe goals
we set in the late 1980s have now been
Following allegations from Engler that
Duderstadt was pushed out by an irate
Board of Regents, Duderstadt responded
with a statement Friday morning.
"During my presidency, The Board
of Regents has supported me consis-
tently," Duderstadt said in the state-
ment. "While we have not agreed on
everything, we have always managed
to put aside our differences for the good
of the University. We have actually
drawn strength from approaching im-
portant policy decisions from different
"1 have counted on the board's strong
support to help me forge a strategic
direction for the University," he said.
Baker, a frequent critic of Duderstadt,
said that while he has disagreed with
the president in the past, there was no
movement to make him leave.
"From time to time I and other re-
gents have disagreed with him on cer-
tain issues," Baker said Friday. "But,
we also have often been on the side of
the president. It is a given that there will
be differences between the board and
the president, there was nothing out of
the ordinary between us."
Baker also said Engler was a bit pre-

sumptuous in his accusations.
"The governor is certainly his own
man and he certainly has his own opin-
ion," Baker said. "His opinions are
strong opinions and he doesn't hesitate
to express them. It is his right to do that,
but his opinions arejust that, opinions."
Some regents also have said Engler's
bashing of the board stems from his
political goal of making the regents
state-appointed positions, which would
allow Engler to appoint the regents.
Baker said he strongly opposes an
appointed board, which would elimi-
nate public election of board members.
"We have had public oversight of the
University of Michigan since the
1 800s," Baker said. "That independence
is what makes this University great. I
am in respectful disagreement with
Governor Engler on this issue."
Deitch said he also feels a change in
the format of the board would be detri-
mental to the University.
"We currently have a board with eight
members, four of which are Democrats
and four of which are Republicans,"
Deitch said. "We get along very well
and are rarely partisan. A change in the
method of selection would not have any
benefit for the University."
Truscott, however, said Engler is not
interested in changing the board during
his term as governor, but is instead
interested in the long-term welfare of
the school.
"Getting to an appointed board must
happen at abipartisan, governmental level
inthe Legislature,"Truscott said."It would
be done past the year 2000 when Gover-
norEngler will be gone. This is notpoliti-
cal, it is merely that the governor believes
it would be better for the health of the
University in the long run."

Engler attacks regents in
two-day speech campaign

Governor would like to
appoint regents to ',
MSU and Wayne State
LANSING (AP) - Gov. John
Engler is a Michigan State University
graduate, but he bled maize and blue
last week when University of Michi-
gan President James Duderstadt re-
The governor carried on a two-day
attack on the Michigan board of regents
and blamed the state's system for se-
lecting university governing boards for
Duderstadt's departure.
"This has to do with personal rea-
sons, personalities and the ability to get
along, and this is a board of regents that
simply put its own issues first above
those of the university and then in the
process caused this university to lose an
outstanding president and an interna-
tional leader in education," he said.
Engler said Michigan's system of
electing board members led to
Duderstadt's departure because petty
people wind up on university boards.
"I'm saying the process is a bad pro-
cess," he said.
Board members get little public scru-
tiny in the electoral process, creating an
atmosphere of "anything goes" once
they are elected, Engler claimed.

The governor already has the power
to appoint members of the governing
boards of 10 state universities. But the
governing boards of Michigan, Michi-
gan State and Wayne State University
are elected.
Candidates are chosen at political
conventions and run on partisan ballots
in statewide elections for eight-year
Currently, the Michigan and Michi-
gan State boards are split 4-4 between
Republicans and Democrats. Democrats
hold a 5-3 edge on Wayne State
University's board.
Changing that system would take a
constitutional amendment. Either law-
makers would have to approve, by a
two-thirds margin, putting the change
before voters, or a petition drive would
have to be mounted to do so.
Republican legislative leaders admit-
ted getting the change through the Leg-
islature might be tough. But Senate
Majority Leader Dick Posthumus of
Alto and House Speaker Paul
Hillegonds of Holland said they were
willing to see if the votes were there.
Both said they support the change.
Posthumus said term limits for univer-
sity board members might be considered
if Democrats will not put up the votes for
changing the selection process.
Hillegonds said he might go along


with term limits, but preferred chang-
ing the whole system.
"I have felt very strongly for a long
time that if we are going to have an
autonomous and competitive higher
education system ... there at least ought
to be some visible, accountable, elected
public policy-maker who can appoint
with consistency members of theboard
who have a common vision on higher
education," he said.

Police arrest 117 in


DETROIT (AP) - Police arrested at
least 17 people protesting against De-
troit Newspapers outside two newspa-
per distribution centers. Some arrests
came as security guards and pickets
clashed early yesterday.
Later yesterday, about 85 strike sup-
porters staged what they called a"peace-
ful walk" by the Grosse Pointe Farms
home of Detroit News Editor and Pub-
lisher Robert Giles.
The group, which included about 15
children, sang "Solidarity Forever" as
at least eight police officers watched.
Police blocked the street to cars.
The strike against The Detroit News,
the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News-
papers is in its 12th week. Detroit News-
papers oversees business operations of
the News, owned by Gannett Co. Inc.,
and the Free Press, owned by Knight-
Ridder Inc.
Six unions representing 2,500 em-
ployees walked out July 13 after man-

agement refused to further exendcon-
tracts that had remained in force since
their expiration in April.
Negotiations continue this week.
Detroit police made most of the ar-
rests at the company's Clayton distribu-
tion center as delivery trucks tried to
enter the facility, said Officer Fatima
Cotton. Police also made some arrests
at a center on Southfield Road.
Two people were arrested on felonious
assault charges and the rest were arrested
on misdemeanor charges of malicious
destruction of property, she said.
Two officers were hit on the back
with picket signs but neither required
medical treatment, said police Inspec-
tor Walter Schnabel.
At the Clayton center, security guards
moved 30 to 40 feet beyond the gate
about 2:30 a.m. and pushed demonstra-
tors back with riot shields. Some pro-
testers swung picket signs during the
briefimelee involving about 150people.


lake note
LSA sophomore Lisa Schweitzer studies sculptures for her Asian art class yesterday at the Museum of Art.

Rose switches to Michigan Party

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Staff Reporter
Fiona Rose ran for Michigan Student
Assembly vice president last winter
under the Students' Party. Last month,
Rose announced that she has shifted her
loyalties and become a member of the
Michigan Party.
"I get a lot more work done in the
Michigan Party," Rose said Saturday. "I
findit much more conducive to my ideas."
Rose's move shifts the party balance
to 23 Michigan Party members, 17 Stu-
dents' Party members and five Wolver-
ine Party members, as well as three
representatives who are not associated
with a party, said MSA President and
Michigan Party member Flint Wainess.
Vice President Sam Goodstein, also
a Michigan Party member, said Rose's
switch showed that the Students' Party
was weakening further.
"When we were elected, it was pretty
much 50-50," Goodstein said, referring
to the Michigan Party-Students' Party
balance. "Now, the Students' Party has
marginalized itself to such a degree that
people are leaving."
The Students' Party has not won the
vote on any major issues since the se-
lection of committee chairs in March.
Students' Party chair Jonathan Free-

man said the balance did not affect
voting dramatically, but that he was
sorry to see Rose leave the party.
"We were very sorry that Fiona had a
conflict with ideology," Freeman said.
"She was definitely an asset."
Rose said that although she still sides
with the Students' Party on some issues
such as funding for the Ann Arbor Ten-
ants' Union, she believes the Michigan
Party has more vision. Rose also said the
Michigan Party has more moderate ideas.
Rose, who ran with Engineering Rep.
Brian Elliott in March, campaigned
against Wainess and Goodstein. Rose
said Saturday that she has formed an
alliance with her tormer opponents since
they took the helm, and especially since
she assumed the chair of the External
Relations Committee last month.
"The three of us mesh," Rose said
Saturday. -
Elliott said he was sorry to see Rose
leave the party, and praised her for her
campaigning efforts when the two ran
together. He also said Rose had dissented
from the Students' Party consensus.
Rose said the Students' Party was
radically against communicating with
the University's administration. How-
ever, she said she would continue to
campaign for increased funding to the

Ann Arbor Tenants' Union, despite the
budget passed last week that included a
decrease in funding to the union.
The sophomore ERC chair said party
members influencedher choice tojointhe
Students' Party. "When I was a freshman,
there were a lot of things I didn't know."
But she gave credit to the Students'
Party forgiving her opportunities to serve
on the assembly. "They got me involved
.. and I'm very grateful for that."
Rose said she may run again in the
spring elections - possibly for MSA
president - but that did not affect her
decision to join the Michigan Party.

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